Javorca 1916-2016

The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca - One Hundred Years of "the Basilica of Peace"

The monograph was published to accompany the exhibition and to commemorate the centenary of the church in Javorca, built during World War II on the fringe of the Isonzo Front. It has been translated into German; in terms of the contents, it consists of four parts. The forewords were written by Uroš Brežan, Mayor of the Municipality of Tolmin, and Msgr Dr Jurij Bizjak, Bishop of Koper. The second part consists of the contributions by three authors: in the article entitled The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca – One Hundred Years of the "Basilica of Peace" Damjana Fortunat Černilogar presented the history of the church; Ernesta Drole contributed the article entitled Conservation and Restoration Work in the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca, and Jelka Pirkovič authored two articles, Ecclesiastical Architecture and Art Nouveau from the Early 20th Century, and The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit and Its European Values.
The third part is a presentation of three persons who played an important role in the construction of the church. The work of Remigius Geyling (1878–1974) is first presented by his grandchildren Jutta Geyling and Michael Geyling, and then in two shorter articles contributed by Damjana Fortunat Černilogar (First Lieutenant Remigius Geyling, a Viennese Art World Figure), and Alexandra Steiner - Strauss (Remigius Geyling – His Stage Creations after 1918). Jablonszky and Perathoner are presented in two contributions by Damjana Fortunat Černilogar, namely Gunner Géza Jablonszky (1876–1945), Hungarian Construction Worker, and Gunner Anton Perathoner (1888–1965), South Tyrolean Carver.
The final section is entitled The Book of the Dead – this is a list of 2,565 names of the fallen Austro-Hungarian soldiers, which are written on the oak plates in the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca.

Published by: Tolmin Museum, 2016; first reprint 2016; second reprint 2018
135 colour pages

Language: Slovenian and German

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